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November 29, 2012
09:28 EDTLBTYA, VIVHY, DTV, AMXLiberty Global says hasn't offered to buy Vivendi's GVT, Reuters reports
Liberty Global (LBTYA) says it hasn't offered to buy Vivendi's (VIVHY) Brazilian broadband specialist GVT, Reuters reports. Previously, a source said Liberty was one of four bidders for GVT. Reference Link
News For LBTYA;VIVHY;DTV;AMX From The Last 14 Days
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September 30, 2014
11:54 EDTDTVFCC eliminates sports blackout rules
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September 29, 2014
16:22 EDTVIVHYOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened sharply lower, as the volatility which was seen last week carried over. It was the sixth session in a row, and the eighth in the last ten, in which the Dow experienced a triple digit move. The early weakness was attributed to unrest in Hong Kong as pro-Democratic protesters forced the closing of 17 banks and many small businesses. The market was able to shrug off the early weakness and pared its losses, with the Nasdaq eventually crossing into positive territory for a brief time. The averages all ended the day in the red, but were much improved from the lows they hit right after the opening bell. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., consumer spending increased 0.5% last month, which was a bit better than expected. Personal incomes increased 0.3% in August, which matched the consensus forecast of economists. The National Association of Realtors' pending home sales index fell 1.0% to 104.7 in August, which was worse than the expected drop of 0.5%. In Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index dropped nearly 2% as riot police advanced on protesters in the deepest unrest since China took back control of the colony two decades ago. In Europe's bond market, Italian and Spanish yields rose as Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi faced rumors that he could be pressured to quit and leaders in Spain's Catalonia region called for a referendum to be held on independence. COMPANY NEWS: DreamWorks Animation (DWA) rallied $5.82, or 26.03%, to $28.18 after The Hollywood Reporter said yesterday that the company is in talks to be acquired by Japanese telecom company Softbank (SFTBF), the parent of U.S. wireless carrier Sprint (S). Softbank is negotiating to buy DreamWorks for $32 per share, or $3.4B, the report said, citing an unnamed source, though CNBC's David Faber and entertainment industry publication Variety were cautious about whether a deal will be consummated. Lionsgate (LGF), another movie maker recently linked to Softbank by The New York Post and to Vivendi (VIVHY) by Reuters, also rose $1.79, or 5.74%, to $32.99. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were a number of companies that agreed to be acquired. Ambit Biosciences (AMBI) surged $7.14, or 87.07%, to $15.34 after Daiichi Sankyo agreed to acquire all of its outstanding shares for $15 per share in cash plus one Contingent Value Right based on commercialization related milestones. Einstein Noah (BAGL) advanced $6.76, or 50.49%, to $20.15 after the bagel shop owner agreed to be acquired by JAB Holding Company for $20.25 per share in cash. Athlon Energy (ATHL) rose $11.59, or 24.8%, to $58.32 after striking a deal to be bought by Canadian energy giant Encana (ECA), which also gained 46c, or 2.18%, to $21.59 following the deal announcement. Among the noteworthy losers was Civeo Corporation (CVEO), which dropped $12.63, or 49.59% to $12.84 after the company decided against conversion to a real estate investment trust, or REIT, and said it will continue as C corporation and redomicile to Canada. Also lower were shares of Ford (F), which fell $1.22, or 7.47%, to $15.11 after the automaker said during its investor day presentation that it won't achieve its previously stated 2014 profit goal and now sees pre-tax profit of $6B for the fiscal year. INDEXES: The Dow slipped 41.93, or 0.25%, to 17,071.22, the Nasdaq fell 6.34, or 0.14%, to 4,505.85, and the S&P 500 dropped 5.05, or 0.25%, to 1,977.80.
13:53 EDTVIVHYVivendi may look at deal for Lionsgate, Reuters says
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12:51 EDTAMXAmerica Movil continues to evaluate asset sales
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07:18 EDTDTVStarz may struggle to sell itself, WSJ reports
Starz (STRZA) may struggle to sell itself, according to the Wall Street Journal citing challenges facing standalone media companies. The publication says that the standalone networks -- Starz, AMC Networks (AMCX) and Scripps Networks (SNI) -- "lack the heft" of larger peers in negotiations regarding affiliate deals, and look "increasingly vulnerable" now that Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (TWC), DirecTV (DTV) and AT&T (T) are joining forces. Reference Link
September 25, 2014
13:26 EDTVIVHYOrange request refused for Bouygues-SFR deal halt, WSJ says
The competition authority in France rejected a request from Orange SA (ORAN) who hoped to halt a mobile-network-sharing agreement between competitors Bouygues Telecom and SFR, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing comments from Nicolas Laederich, who was in charge of answering antitrust questions that were directed Orange SA. SFR was formally owned by Vivendi (VIVHY). Reference Link
10:45 EDTDTVDirecTV shareholders approve AT&T merger
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10:44 EDTDTVDirecTV shareholders approve AT&T merger
10:16 EDTDTVDirecTV shareholders vote in favor of merger with AT&T, Bloomberg reports
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September 23, 2014
15:12 EDTDTVDirecTV to host special shareholder meeting
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10:32 EDTLBTYADiscovery, Liberty Global close deal to acquire All3Media
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September 19, 2014
09:13 EDTAMXAmerica Movil volatility flat as shares trend to two-year high
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06:17 EDTVIVHYTelefonica acquires Brazil's GVT from Vivendi
Spanish telecom company Telefonica (TEF) agreed to buy Brazilian telecom unit Global Village Telecom, or GVT, from Vivendi (VIVHY) for EUR4.66B in cash as well as a payment in shares representing 12.0% of the share capital of Telefonica Brasil, after its integration with GVT. As part of the agreement, Vivendi has accepted Telefonica’s offer to acquire 1.1B ordinary shares held by Telefonica in Telecom Italia (TI), currently representing 8.3% of Telecom Italia’s voting share capital (corresponding to 5.7% of its total share capital), in exchange of 4.5% of Vivendi’s capital in the company resulting from the integration between Telefonica Brasil and GVT.
September 18, 2014
12:23 EDTDTVAT&T ex-partners look to FCC to hinder DirecTV offer, Reuters says
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September 17, 2014
15:50 EDTDTVDISH, DirecTV support committee passage of STAVRA legislation
DIRECTV (DTV) and DISH (DISH) issued the following statement regarding the passage of the Satellite Television Access and Viewer Rights Act, or STAVRA, out of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation: "We thank Chairman Rockefeller, Ranking Member Thune and the rest of the Senate Commerce Committee for passing bipartisan legislation that makes important reforms to the outdated laws governing today’s video market, while ensuring continuity of service to more than 1.5M distant signal subscribers who would, otherwise, lose service at the end of this year. We look forward to working with Congressional leadership to see this reauthorization swiftly passed into law, and also look forward to continuing the important discussion regarding retransmission consent reform, and in particular protecting consumers from local channel blackouts.”
15:06 EDTAMXAT&T met with Mexican telecommunications regulators, Bloomberg says
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13:34 EDTDTV, AMXAT&T could need significant debt to pursue America Movil assets, WSJ says
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